Friday, 16 December 2011

Winter storm waves attacking the lighthouse

A ferocious winter storm wave attacking the lighthouse and the pier at the mouth of the Douro river.

A story behind: The lighthouse at the end of the recently built pier is 15 meters high which means that the foam is spraying close to 35 meters into the air, propelled upward by the raging winter ocean. Amazing what kind of weather lighthouses have to endure.
Since no people were allowed to get close to the pier that day, I used the Nikkor 75-300 mm lenses with high ISO to catch a very fast moving water.

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Nikon D700. Nikkor 75-300 mm.


Shutter speed:
1/2000 sec

Exposure bias:
-0.3 EV

Focal Length: 250 mm

ISO: 400

Place taken: Porto-Foz, Portugal.

Date Taken: Thursday, December 13th, 2011, 10: 14



Olivia said...

Ale ujęcie! Wspaniałe :)

Absolutely white said...

Your photos are so wonderful and amaze me every time I look at them!

enchocolatte said...

niesamowity kadr!

Marius Barbu said...

Great photo!

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Mariel Torres said...

So many details in this pictures are capturing my attention... the clouds, the bird, waves, etc.
it all makes an extremely beautiful picture!

mina said...

Your beautiful photos always inspire me. Happy belated Christmas!

I have the photos and text you sent me for that travel feature. I am still planning on using it but had a pretty tough year.

Wishing you all the best in the new year, thank you for sharing these images with us.

Maciek said...

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